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    Lightbulb BSF ICT Contracts Awarded

    Being the geek I am, I've spent all evening trying to find out who's been awarded a BSF contract for a managed ICT contract.

    These are the ones I've found so far:

    Code:
    Bradford	SUN?
    Bristol City of	Northgate Information Solutions 
    Gateshead	Morse
    Greenwich	VT Education and Skills
    Hackney	        RM
    Islington	RM
    Knowsley	RM
    Lambeth	        RM
    Lancashire	Redstone Communications
    Leeds	        RM
    Leicester	Northgate Information Solutions
    Lewisham	VT Education and Skills
    Manchester	Ramesys Limited
    Newcastle upon Tyne	Newcastle LA with Dell
    Sheffield	Civica
    Solihull	RM
    South Tyneside	Morse
    Stoke-on-Trent	RM
    Sunderland	RM
    Waltham Forest	Ramesys Limited
    Westminster	Ramesys Limited
    Now this is where you can all help - do you work in one of these LAs? Have I got the contract winner correct? Do you work in a different LA that has awarded a contract?

    If you have any more info, send it to me in a PM - I'll update my list and keep the edugeek faithful up to date.

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    Can we wiki it

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    Hmm.... Salford are keeping things behind closed doors.. cant find any information about the ICT side of it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Can we wiki it

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    I was think that myself last night in bed

    Any other info we want to include? I thought along the lines of:

    Value of ICT contract
    Start date of contract
    Wave of BSF
    Was ICT a separate tender?
    Link to supplier / Link to news of award

    Any more?

    I'll start a wiki tonight .....

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    Well RM are gonna be rolling the money...

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    I hope to God it's not RM or Ramesys that win it for Salford

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    Hi Steve feel free to add it to edugeek wiki very useful..

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Well RM are gonna be rolling the money...
    It has been noted by a few people (including their rivals) that RM are usually only winning where they already have a significant presence. I will ask P4S if they have an easier list to manage ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Being the geek I am, I've spent all evening trying to find out who's been awarded a BSF contract for a managed ICT contract.

    These are the ones I've found so far:

    Code:
    Bradford	SUN?
    Bristol City of	Northgate Information Solutions 
    Gateshead	Morse
    Greenwich	VT Education and Skills
    Hackney	        RM
    Islington	RM
    Knowsley	RM
    Lambeth	        RM
    Lancashire	Redstone Communications
    Leeds	        RM
    Leicester	Northgate Information Solutions
    Lewisham	VT Education and Skills
    Manchester	Ramesys Limited
    Newcastle upon Tyne	Newcastle LA with Dell
    Sheffield	Civica
    Solihull	RM
    South Tyneside	Morse
    Stoke-on-Trent	RM
    Sunderland	RM
    Waltham Forest	Ramesys Limited
    Westminster	Ramesys Limited
    Now this is where you can all help - do you work in one of these LAs? Have I got the contract winner correct? Do you work in a different LA that has awarded a contract?

    If you have any more info, send it to me in a PM - I'll update my list and keep the edugeek faithful up to date.
    Is RM big enough to handle all those contracts, and the doubtless several more they are likely to win. I think RM can only manage all these by TUPing existing school staff aswell as working in partnership with the various LA IT depts

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    I may be wrong, but I though Northgate subcontracted to RM, so all Northgate schools will be CC3 as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    Is RM big enough to handle all those contracts, and the doubtless several more they are likely to win. I think RM can only manage all these by TUPing existing school staff aswell as working in partnership with the various LA IT depts
    TUPE is part & parcel of the managed services process, it gets the staff off the school/LA payroll while leaving the employer with a 'clear' conscience. In all the discussions I have had with people involved in the BSF process this has been openly discussed as part of the plan. I believe even those LAs who have managed to jointly bid with private companies intend to transfer staff from the school to the managed service provider, even if that turns out to be a different part of the LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I may be wrong, but I though Northgate subcontracted to RM, so all Northgate schools will be CC3 as well?
    Northgate were bidding against RM here in Kent. RM themselves in their discussions said that if they won the system they put put in would NOT be either CC3 or ConnectFour but something else.

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    Yes Rm winning does not mean they will install cc3/cc4 depends on lea.

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